Design-wise, the Galaxy S5 is the second most disliked Galaxy S flagship in history (poll results)

Design-wise, the Galaxy S5 is the second most disliked Galaxy S flagship in history (poll results)
5 years after the introduction of the first Samsung Galaxy S line smartphone, we thought a walk down memory lane is fitting. On Monday, we asked you to consider all 7 devices that have been made available so far under the S moniker, and give us insight into your tastes — which one did you think looked best, design-wise? The results are now in.

Almost 2,600 people took our call and voted for their favorite Galaxy S device, and the resulting split is fairly consistent with what we expected. It'll be interesting to go through the comments and see if you were surprised, though. Why? Because the still very recent Samsung Galaxy S5 bombed.

Indeed, with just 94 votes (3.65%), the S5 is only ahead of the original Galaxy S, which grabbed 26 votes (1.01%). The most votes went to the Galaxy S6/S6 edge, with 1795 people (69.63%) giving Samsung thumbs up. The Galaxy S II landed second, with 322 votes, or 12.49%, followed by the Galaxy S4 (6.63%) and S III (6.59%).

Again, we're not at all surprised to see the Galaxy S5 at the bottom — we were less than ecstatic when Samsung first showcased it over a year ago. As some of you might remember, Chang Dong-hoon — the designer behind the S5 — promptly stepped down (or was pushed out) from his position as head of mobile design, and was replaced with his VP, Lee Min-hyuok. The negative reception was obviously a wake up call for Samsung, for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge reverted popular opinion completely, as seen from the results below. Check them out:

Poll: Which is your favorite Samsung Galaxy S design?

Samsung Galaxy S
Samsung Galaxy S II
Samsung Galaxy S III
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 edge



1. SASANK360

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 25, 2015

I see nothing bad with Galaxy S. It is not that bad, but certainly not a looker. But the S5 was terrible. I mean build quality. My cousin used the phone without a case. Within two months the metal imitating plastic chrome around the device lost a quarter of its paint job. It looked like an ugly chinese copy of galaxy s5. in reality it is THE galaxy S5. S3 was a great phone but personally i disliked the pebble like design. And this dislike carried to the next 200 smartphones samsung released in 2012/13/14.

47. waddup121 unregistered

Should be the S5 last place LOL

52. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

These poll results are just as expected....

54. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Agreed. What i find funny tho is that before the GS6/Edge, all the diehard samsung fans kept saying that plastic was the better material for a smartphone and dissed the more premium material smartphones on the market, but soon as the GS6/Edge are released they are the best looking samsung phones to date. What happened to the whole plastic is better and allows SD card and removable battery that was so important up until the GS6/Edge?

69. mcflu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

I still like plastic phones, I've never broken any phone I've had, and I have friends who break their glass phones all the time. As far as style goes, I love the new S6, but I don't hate the S5. Not a huge fan or the fake chrome edging, the S4 did it better if anything, but I do like the back of the phone, the grip is nice, overall it feels sturdy to me, lightweight, its been a blast. If I decide to stick with Sammy for my replacement in a year I will have to get use to not having the SD cars slot, which sucks because I bought a 64gb card for my S5 with the hopes of using it for future phones, like I did with my last card. I can get over the removable battery though, but a huge issue.

2. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

More votes for the S4 than for the S5? Is it opposite day? The S5 was disappointing but the S4 was genuinely hideous. Slimy back cover, camera hump stuck out like a sore thumb and build quality was worse than everything else in 2013.

6. Galaxy_Apple

Posts: 129; Member since: May 24, 2015

LOl! s4 was the best selling galaxy s to date and a one of the top Android smarthpones , I've seen people using it even now. try again , it was plastic at its finest , People have ben using plastic phones for years , stop acting like it's a bad thing , the s5 was bad cause it wasn't real plastic but faux band aid. S4 OTOH stayed true to the galaxy s range.

17. Japultra

Posts: 133; Member since: May 16, 2014

The S4, aside from the plastic, was really nicely designed. The screen to body ratio was great - then dipped with the horrendous looking shiny chrome band aid S5. Honestly, I looked down on anyone who had an S5 because it was just such a cheesy looking device.

51. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I dress the S4 with the back of Black Edition and I'm happy with it. OK, with original back it was ugly. At the beginning I put it in a Spigen case and was nice.

25. Shocky unregistered

The Galaxy S4 has a great design, however build quality was not perfect, felt like it would snap with not a great deal of force.

35. ph00ny

Posts: 2069; Member since: May 26, 2011

Build quality? Did it have hideous panel gaps? body flex? I think a lot of folks are confusing quality with material choice. Even in that aspect, plastic isn't bad. It can handle impact better

27. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Congratulations, you missed my comment by a mile and refuted none of my points pertinently. Where in my comment did I talk about plastic? Where in my comment did I mention the S4's sales and users? What does "staying true to the Galaxy S Range" even mean? You're pulling emotional language out of the air for no reason. Butthurt much?

34. TBomb

Posts: 1671; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Don't take it personally man. It's just an opinion on which phone looked better.

7. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

S3 and S4 are much worse looking than S5, also the build quality is far inferior, I doubt anybody voting for S4/3 ever saw S5 or 3/4 in reality.

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I own all three and overall S4 is better, S5 has better front design while S3 is more comfortable to hold in hand

38. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

You're a jackass

28. SayMobile

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

The GS4 was actually a great design in its own sense. It is still the smallest 5 incher phone of all time. 5inch screen in d most conpact body, light weight and slim , it was quite an achievement by samsung at that time. credit must be given where its due

3. rifat44

Posts: 49; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

I really like the s3 design,its design is still better than s5

30. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The S3, albeit not as sleek as the current S's, had a conceptual look that actually looked right, and was executed better than S5's "Glam". Although I'd take the S5's waterproof body over the S3's...

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

S4 ftw

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I really like black S5 design, looks very modern, but all magic is gone when You touch it, quality of plastic is just terrible, but I still like it because of waterproofing. S6 and S5 are best looking IMO, but I'd still take S5 over S6 anyday, the only advantage S6 has is slightly better camera, because that on S5 is still awesome. And bigger battery, sd slot, waterproofing show that Samsung went with funcionality over form which I would take that any day of week

39. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

You're a jackass

61. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

You're a stupid-@$$

44. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, you can tell you have not used an s6. The s5 is crap slow over it, even the note 4 is crap slow over it and any other Samsung phone or any other phone including iPhone 6

8. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

At Least the Galaxy S5 was waterproof,superb battery life and micro sd card slot plus removable battery option,i put a Gold Tempered Glass plus Gold Bumper case to make look better in All Gold,just done that to my Note 4 as well,Samsung let the Galaxy S6 down not offering the micro sd card slot or removable battery,Note 4 was the right choice

16. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Yes, S5 is perfect compromise beetwen funcionality and form

31. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

Definitely. The S6 instead became the total compromise of form over function.

40. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

You're a jackass

70. mcflu

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 12, 2015

Dude, that's literally your only comment on here, over and over, for everyone who disagrees with whatever opinion you have. If you have nothing intelligent to add to the conversation, or an opinion on the actual topic itself, then keep it to yourself, otherwise you look like the jackass.

45. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The sd card does not work with ufs 2.0, that why it was not offered, sd card readers damage bandwidth of phones and why before the s6 the iPhone 6 as the fastest mem speed even when using cheap he mem, there is a big gap over it and the note 4

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